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Charlotte Ritchie

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Charlotte Ritchie
Born (1989-08-29) 29 August 1989 (age 34)
Clapham, London, England
Alma materUniversity of Bristol
  • Actress
  • Singer
Years active2004–present

Charlotte Ritchie (born 29 August 1989) is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Alison Cooper in Ghosts, Oregon in Fresh Meat, Hannah in Siblings, Alison in Dead Pixels, Barbara Gilbert in the BBC drama Call the Midwife,[1] George in Feel Good and Kate Galvin in You. She was a member of the classical crossover group All Angels.[2]

Early life[edit]

Ritchie was born in Clapham, London, on 29 August 1989.[3] She was educated at James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich, and joined Youth Music Theatre UK and its production of Red Hunter in 2005.[4] She gained a degree in English and drama at the University of Bristol while filming Fresh Meat in her final year.[5]


In 2004, Ritchie played a lead role in a short film entitled The Open Doors with Michael Sheen. She appeared as an uncredited extra in the 2005 film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.[6] She also appeared in The Pierglass at the Young Pleasance Theatre in August 2006 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ritchie performed with All Angels in an episode of Emmerdale.[7] She also played Emily Owen, a neighbour in the BBC's Life of Riley.

From 2011 to 2016, Ritchie portrayed Oregon in the Channel 4 comedy series Fresh Meat.

She stars alongside Tom Stourton in the BBC Three sitcom Siblings, which was first broadcast in summer 2014, and she appeared as a guest panellist in the same year on 8 Out of 10 Cats.

In 2015, Ritchie joined the cast of the popular period drama Call The Midwife, playing Nurse Barbara Gilbert (Hereward) until March 2018.[8]

In 2016, she appeared in the UK production of Noël Coward's Private Lives, playing the role of Sibyl Chase.[9]

On New Years Day 2019, Ritchie had the guest starring role of Lin in the Doctor Who episode "Resolution".

From 2019 to 2023, she played Alison alongside Kiell Smith-Bynoe as Mike in Ghosts, a BBC sitcom about a young couple who inherit a haunted estate.[10] In 2019, she appeared in Dead Pixels, also playing a character named Alison.

She additionally played George in the Channel 4 series Feel Good, co-starring with Mae Martin.[11] The series was released on Netflix in 2020.

Ritchie was a contestant on series 11 of Taskmaster, which was broadcast on Channel 4 in March to May 2021.[12] She has since been a guest on several episodes of the official Taskmaster podcast.

In 2022, Ritchie joined the cast as a series regular on season 4 of You.[13]

In 2023, Ritchie appeared in the music video for "The Blades" by the alternative rock band Squid.[14]

Ritchie also briefly appeared in the 2023 film Wonka as Barbara.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Open Doors Vera
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Student Uncredited extra
2013 Benny & Jolene
2014 The Portrait Eva Burrell Short film
2016 Time Traveller's Support Group Lina Short film
2018 Careful How You Go Short film
Man of the Hour Gemma Short film
MatchBox Imogen Short film
2019 Capital Charlotte Quince-Wheatley Short film
2021 REPEAT Emily Moore
2023 Wonka Barbara


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Life of Riley Emily Owen
2011–2016 Fresh Meat Melissa "Oregon" Shawcross Main role; 30 episodes
2012 Doctors Becky Foley 2 episodes
2014 This Thing Called Love Alice Barber
2014–2016 Siblings Hannah Main cast
2015–2018 Call the Midwife Nurse Barbara Gilbert Main role: series 4–7
2016 Drunk History UK Self (drunk storyteller) 1 episode S2 E5
Raised by Wolves Ruby 3 episodes
Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man for Sport Relief Narrator
2019 Doctor Who Lin 1 episode: "Resolution"
Death in Paradise Iris Shephard 1 episode
Stath Lets Flats Harriet 1 episode
2019–2023 Ghosts Alison Cooper Main role; 34 episodes
2019–2021 Dead Pixels Alison Main role; 12 episodes
2020 McDonald & Dodds Sgt Irene Ross 1 episode
The Other One Kitty 1 episode
2020–2021 Feel Good George Main role; 12 episodes
2021 Taskmaster Contestant Series 11
2022–present Grantchester Bonnie Evans From series 7
2023–present You Kate Galvin Main role; season 4

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014–2016 Dreamfall Chapters Zoë Castillo (voice) Main role
2021 Bravely Default II Gloria (voice)


  1. ^ "Call the Midwife's Charlotte Ritchie introduces new midwife Barbara". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  2. ^ "All Angels". Classic FM. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
    - "All Angels". Classical Crossover. Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ "The Harry Potter extra who went on to star in Call The Midwife and Netflix's Feel Good". Surrey Live. 23 June 2021. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
    - "All Angels Circa 2006–2011". AllAngelsOfficial. Archived from the original on 2 March 2023. Retrieved 2 March 2023.
  4. ^ "Red Hunter (2005)". Youth Music Theatre. 16 August 2005. Archived from the original on 20 June 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Charlotte Ritchie is Oregon" (Press release). Channel 4. 1 September 2011. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
    - Gilbert, Gerard (2 May 2014). "Fresh Meat star Charlotte Ritchie on brotherly love and being unimpressed by playing Wembley". The Independent. Archived from the original on 20 June 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
    - Lytton, Charlotte (15 October 2012). "Charlotte Ritchie's jump from student to TV's one to watch". The Independent. Archived from the original on 17 June 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  6. ^ "No 9: All Angels". The Guardian. 14 December 2006. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
    - "All Angels Biography". Apple iTunes. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  7. ^ Emmerdale episode (9 October 2007) at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "Call the Midwife: Nurse Barbara actress Charlotte Ritchie discusses her heartbreaking storyline". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  9. ^ Gough, Lee-Anne. "Tom Chambers and Charlotte Ritchie on Noël Coward's classic Private Lives". Ambassador Theatre Group. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Call the Midwife star Charlotte Ritchie joins BBC1 comedy Ghosts". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
    - "Ghosts". BBC (Press release). Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Feel Good Cast". Radio Times. 17 March 2020. Archived from the original on 27 September 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Taskmaster series 11 line up". Twitter. Archived from the original on 6 April 2021. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
    - "Taskmaster Series 11 - On Demand - All 4". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 8 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (25 March 2022). "Charlotte Ritchie To Star In Season 4 Of Netflix's 'You'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 25 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
    - Knolle, Sharon (25 March 2022). "Charlotte Ritchie Joins Season 4 of Netflix's 'You'". TheWrap. Archived from the original on 25 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  14. ^ Richards, Will (26 May 2023). "Watch Squid's Charlotte Ritchie-starring video for new song 'The Blades'". NME.

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